Joy is the new normal
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While the above video emphasises the power of dance to generate joy, the Tibetan teaches that joy is a quality of the soul.
Following are some quotes taken from the Alice Bailey book “Ponder on This” pp.226 to 230 on “Joy”:-
Be joyful, for joy lets in the light, and where there is joy there is little room for glamour and misunderstanding.” (DNA1 p.461)
Aim at demonstrating happiness. Be joyous in your work and service. Be not so intense, but go happily along the lighted Way. Such is my prayer for you.” (DNA1 p.408)
You can train yourself to build in that quality of joy which is the characteristic of a personality which is consciously anchored in the soul realm.” (DNA1 p.398)
It is helpful to differentiate between happiness, joy and bliss:
First, happiness, which has its seat in the emotions, and is a personality reaction.
Second, joy, which is a quality of the soul and is realised in the mind, when alignment takes place.
Third, bliss, which is the nature of the Spirit and about which speculation is fruitless until the soul realises its oneness with the Father.”
“… It is a platitude as well as an occult paradox, to say that in the midst of profound personality distress and unhappiness, the joy of the soul may be known and felt. Such however is the case, and it is for this the student must aim.”
(TWM p.369 & 370)
The races today are steeped in misery and an unhappy psychological acquiescence in sorrow and pain. The clear light of love must sweep away all this, and joy will be the keynote of the coming New Age.” (ENA p.120)